The Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund seeks to encourage development of prototypes for use in water more than 30 meters (98 feet) deep, the government said today in an e-mailed statement that invited applications for funding.
Foundation structures account for about 16 percent of total offshore wind project costs and innovation in the field could drive a 9 percent saving, according to the statement. Scotland, seeking to get all its power from renewables by the end of the decade from more than third in 2011, has about a quarter of the European Union’s offshore wind resources, the government said.
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